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Old 09-11-2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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1933 model B transmission floor cover
The large cutout red arrows expose holes in floor.
Is this a result of v8 frame being used in model B car?
What were these cutouts used for.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:38 AM   #2
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The cutouts provide access to the heads of the special screws attaching the engine steady rods to the frame cross member. Both fours and V8s used the rods (they're different lengths) and both the four-cylinder and V8 transmission floor covers have the cutouts.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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The cutouts provide access to the heads of the special screws attaching the engine steady rods to the frame cross member. Both fours and V8s used the rods (they're different lengths) and both the four-cylinder and V8 transmission floor covers have the cutouts.
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i TOOK THE TRANs cover off and can see the steady rods. I have a question, not that I am going to remove them, but what king of a wrench is needed to removed, the bolt has an indentation in its head, or maybe I have a hole in my head. funny the left side steady rod bolt is i inch higher than the right side bolt?
Nothing seems loose. I will get a photo later.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:15 PM   #4
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ThaNKS.
i TOOK THE TRANs cover off and can see the steady rods. I have a question, not that I am going to remove them, but what king of a wrench is needed to removed, the bolt has an indentation in its head, or maybe I have a hole in my head. funny the left side steady rod bolt is i inch higher than the right side bolt?
Nothing seems loose. I will get a photo later.
This seems to be a tool to use But why is left side approx 1 in higher than right side?
Maybe defective? the left side screw is almost level with the transmission cove, The right screw is approx 1 inch below the cover?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:29 PM   #5
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It could be the bolt head is not as well formed or has corroded over time or the depression the frame cross member is deeper on one side. Or since the ''33-'34 special bolts are not threaded into the rods but rather are held in place with a hex nut and lock washer underneath, one might be missing its nut and washer.

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:13 PM   #6
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Thanks a million. It is very satisfying to try to make the parts as right as I can.
Thanks for all your help.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:27 AM   #7
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The end of the steady rods under the floor, the bolt goes thru the end of the rod but does that bolt just connect to the steel floor hole ?
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:17 AM   #8
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The bolt head seats in a pressed-in countersunk hole in the chassis frame.
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Thanks, I got to get underneath to see what has happened to the right side.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:06 PM   #10
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This is not a '33, but the pic should give you an idea how the rods attach to the frame. DD


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Old 09-12-2019, 04:36 PM   #11
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I hope I can clean up my originals, seems that it is hard to find replacements?
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:28 PM   #12
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Looked under my car see crude drawing. The chassis has a cutout, u shaped not a hole and the steady rod attachment bolt slipped out and is 1 inch below the cutout.
Is this cut out right? and not a hole. Maybe the screw head has worn away? will check.
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Should be a countersunk hole Frank ,also you can use a countersunk Cap screw with a Alen key ,almost identical ,
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #14
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So what I have is defective. Metal worn away from the hole, that is why the screw head dropped out.
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Yes ! looks like it ,build it up with weld or form a 1/8 metal plate or washer with a ball peen hammer and weld it on ,
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:41 PM   #16
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he is a silly question.
Is the engine threaded to take to steady rod? Or does it just slide in the hole and the nut on the end is tightened to hole it in place?
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:57 PM   #18
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Is there any trick to getting the rod out. Under floor cross beam won't allow room to pull rod out. Should rod be removed from above the floor? Seems very rigid?
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:23 PM   #19
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Why do you want to remove the rod(s)? With a four such as you have the only way you can remove the rods is pull the engine forward, which is a big deal.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:58 PM   #20
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Thanks for saving me from trying to do something that cannot be done. I really appreciate it.
These things are really put together tight. Makes one really appreciate all the wrk that went into designing these cars.
Ok, I only wanted to get the nut off, I would never want to remove the engine. I will try some heat maybe that will loosen the nut.Or I may have can cut it off. Someone used a castle nut on here anyway. These things are really put together tight.

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